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The Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book: Great Guffaws for Gryffindor (Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book)
By Brian Boone, Amanda Brack. 2017
Why did Voldemort cross the road? Because he looks like a demented chicken.Muggle world got you down? Dark Lord actively…trying to end you? Horcrux fell in between the abyss that is your couch cushions? Need some laughter but haven’t learned the tickling charm yet? Don’t worry; The Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book is here to relieve some of the daily stresses that accompany a life of witchcraft and wizardry. “Tom” Riddles, knock-knock jokes, and plenty of puns:How did Ron gas up the flying car?... ”Expecto petroleum!”How does a Quidditch newbie function?... By winging it!What kind of drink to magical parrots like?... Pollyjuice!What’s a Thestral’s favorite day of the week?... Flyday!For fans of the Harry Potter series, this gut-busting compendium of charming and magical quips pokes fun at some of your favorite characters and scenes from the books and movies. The jokes highlight some of the major characters, including Harry, Hermione, Ron, Hagrid, Dumbledore, and Voldemort, as well as many magical elements from the wizard world!Featuring hundreds of jokes and more than fifty fantastic illustrations, this joke book provides endless amounts of fun and clean humor for readers and fans of the bestselling series.
By Ilan Stavans. 2020
An encyclopedic collaboration between award-winning Mexican American scholar Ilan Stavans and illustrator Eko, A Pre-Columbian Bestiary features lively and informative…descriptions of forty-six religious, mythical, and imaginary creatures from the Nahua, Aztec, Maya, Tabasco, Inca, Aymara, and other cultures of Latin America.From the siren-like Acuecuéyotl and the water animal Chaac to the class-conscious Oc and the god of light and darkness Xólotl, the magnificent entities in this volume belong to the same family of real and invented creatures imagined by Dante, Franz Kafka, C. S. Lewis, Jorge Luis Borges, Umberto Eco, and J. K. Rowling. They are mined from indigenous religious texts, like the Popol Vuh, and from chronicles, both real and fictional, of the Spanish conquest by Diego Durán, Bernal Díaz del Castillo, and Fernando de Zarzamora, among others. In this playful compilation, Stavans distills imagery from the work of magic realist masters such as Juan Rulfo and Gabriel García Márquez; from songs of protest in Mexico, Guatemala, and Peru; and from aboriginal beasts in Jewish, Muslim, European, British, and other traditions. In the spirit of imaginative invention, even the bibliography is a mixture of authentic and concocted material.An inspiring record of resistance and memory from a civilization whose superb pantheon of myths never ceases to amaze, A Pre-Columbian Bestiary will delight anyone interested in the history and culture of Latin America.
By Pet Torres. 2018
Libro dos de la serie "Ángeles Accidentales". Ha llegado la ocasión de que Persephone Montserrat debe conocer su enfermedad. Ella…necesita saber cómo lidear con eso en su vida. Pero durante estos terribles momentos de sus días, cuenta con el apoyo de sus padres, amigos y principalmente de Elyon Ruman, quien siempre está a su lado. Sin embargo, las entidades de Los Individuales aparecen a su manera y Persephone corre aún más peligros todo el tiempo. Posiblemente los ángeles accidentales no puedan protegerla de algunos eventos terribles.